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Streetcar to run late on weekends for UA students

Citing increased ridership by returning University of Arizona students, city officials are extending late-night Sun Link service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Streetcars will again run until 2 a.m. on those nights — service had been cut back in June.... Read more»

Ups and downs: Wildcat soccer loses one, wins one

It was a mixed weekend for the Arizona women’s soccer team: a loss to Pepperdine and an emphatic win against Utah Valley on Sunday.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Med school dean's travel is a hurricane in a squirt bottle

Tucson should put a portable defibrillator in every home if we're going to freak out about $26,000 per year in university spending that can be questioned. Bureaucracy is to universities what analogies are to the SAT. Without the former, there isn't much use of the latter. So 26 grand for comfy travel seems a pittance compared to what could happen on any given day on a college campus. ... Read more»

Metro Tucson sees 2nd highest job growth in Arizona

Metro Tucson is adding jobs at one of the fastest rates in the state. The area recorded 4.2 percent more jobs in July compared with data from a year earlier. That is the second highest growth behind the Prescott area. Arizona overall, meanwhile, reported a fourth consecutive monthly increase in the unemployment rate.... Read more»

Soccer notes

FC Tucson players reunite in Sweden

Former Catalina Foothills star Samantha Monahan scored three for her Swedish club this weekend. She is now joined by former Wildcat Mykaylin Rosenquist.... Read more»

UA vs. NAU

Wildcats chip away at Lumberjack soccer, 1 - 0

Arizona out-shot the visitors from Northern Arizona on Friday night 19 – 4, but it took Charlotte Brascia until the 74th minute to tally a goal.... Read more»

Wildcat soccer starts off season with match against women from Flag

The Wildcats will open play this year with an exhibition against the NAU Lumberjacks. The match may feature the return of midfielder Lexe Selman-Richards.... Read more»

Banner Health data breach exposes info on 3.7 million

A hack of data held by Banner Health — the operator of the former University Medical Center in Tucson — has put information on about 3.7 million people at risk. The company is sending letters to patients, health plan members and beneficiaries, food and beverage customers and physicians and healthcare providers telling them of the data breach.... Read more»

UA study: North American forests won't nip climate change in the bud

New research from the University of Arizona is challenging conventional wisdom about forests and climate change: forests in North America are predicted to be harmed by warming climates, despite earlier predictions that longer growing seasons would mean healthier trees.... Read more»

Analysis

UA prof to Congress: 'Tipping point' for freedom of information

"We have reached a tipping point – a crisis situation – when it comes to freedom of information in this country. We are frogs in the kettle of slowly heating water," the head of the UA Journalism School, David Cuillier, told Congress on Tuesday. "The law is broken. FOIA has been co-opted as a tool of secrecy, not transparency."... Read more»

Ex-Ally Miller staffer 'confesses' he was behind bizarre blog

Timothy DesJarlais, a staffer for Ally Miller who quit his post after becoming the focus of an ongoing investigation into a peculiar political website, the "Arizona Daily Herald," has now owned up to his lies — at least in part. After denials, diversions and a false crime report, he wrote a "confession" to Miller.... Read more»2

Hart will leave UA president job, return to teaching

Once called a "polarizing" figure, UA President Ann Weaver Hart, who became embroiled in controversy this spring over her relationship with a for-profit college, will leave the job in May 2018 when her contract ends. ... Read more»

Giffords calls for civility in this ‘very negative’ campaign season

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was back in Washington Thursday with her husband, Mark Kelly, calling for a more civil public discourse during a campaign season filled with what Kelly called “kind of historic poor rhetoric.”... Read more»2

Court restores students’ free-speech lawsuit against Board of Regents

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Arizona Students’ Association can pursue a claim that the Arizona Board of Regents cut off its funding in retaliation for the student group’s aggressive support of a school-funding initiative.... Read more»

AHL team in Tucson another step in growth of hockey in Arizona

When he lived in the Phoenix area, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild had a front row seat for the growth of hockey in Arizona, as he saw the sport grow taking his daughter to figure skating at local ice rinks. And he hopes that hockey’s surge will continue in Tucson with the move of the Arizona Coyotes’minor-league team to the city.... Read more»

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